Dr. Duff's Take on Rosacea

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Rosacea:

14 million Americans are affected (Estimated 1 in 20 Americans)

Usually in adults: 30-50 years of age

More common in fair skinned individuals

Usually involves central face (cheeks, nose, forehead and chin)

Symptoms include:

 

 

4 types:

 

 

No one really knows exact cause of rosacea:

Some people speculate that some potential contributing factors

 

 

 

Most people have “triggers” (things that make them worse) 

 

There is no cure for rosacea but there are ways to treat it:

Topical and/or oral antibiotics

Topical medications to target the demodex mite in the skin

Gentle cleansers

Lasers

Newer topical medications that can temporarily control the redness

Avoiding known triggers

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Author
Dr. Rebecca Duff Pine Belt Dermatology Physician

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